The exploits of hack TV actress Joyce Whitman, star of the fictitious "Undercover Woman" series.
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 Joyce Whitman (14 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 John Elliot (14 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Mitzi Maloney (14 episodes, 1977-1978)
Alex Henteloff ...
 Doug Porterfield (14 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Fletcher Huff (14 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Hugo Muncy (14 episodes, 1977-1978)
Caren Kaye ...
 Tracy Garrett (13 episodes, 1977-1978)
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Over-the-hill TV actress Joyce Whitman is the star of a bad network crime drama "Undercover Woman". Acting in such an awful series is bad enough; being directed by her acerbic ex-husband John is even worse. Her roommate is a dizzy blonde named Mitzi, and she's frequently forced to deal with fussbudget network executive Doug. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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The original opening of the series began as the opening of "Undercover Woman," the show-within-the-show. After a few minutes of stereotypical police action (gunplay, car chases, etc.), the camera drew back to reveal this was on a TV screen and Betty White was sitting on the sofa watching it. The real series title then displayed. Apparently this confused many viewers because after a few episodes, the opening now began with Betty on the sofa, then panned to the police action on the TV screen. See more »

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Neither as bad as it looked nor as good as it should have been
11 June 2003 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

A brief career stopover for Betty White and Georgia Engel after "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and John Hillerman between "Ellery Queen" and "Magnum PI," this was a cheap-looking sitcom on videotape set backstage at a TV show clearly modeled on "Police Woman." Betty's character was toward the Sue-Ann end of her spectrum; the catty insults were directed at her ex-husband (Hillerman), the director of the show, and at her young, beautiful, ambitious costar (Caren Kaye). I guess you can throw in an homage to "All About Eve" too. Like a lot of late 70s videocoms, it looked cheap and cheesy, with tacky sets and slapdash details like costumes and supporting players. The talented stars, however, plus some good one-liners made it better than it seemed. A bit of effort might have made this a success, but it only lasted half a season.


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